Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Desert, A Monastery, and Me

Okay, an olive grove amidst Saguaro cactus.  Where are you?

Arizona.  Arizona desert.  Smack in the middle of the desert is an unlikely oasis, or, more likely, Shangri-La.  St. Anthony Monastery.  Yes, there is a Greek Orthodox Monastery in the Arizona desert.

Visitors are welcome and may take a self-guided tour of the lovely grounds and chapels.  Aroma.  Did I mention aroma?  Each chapel has a distinct fragrance.  Even the gardens emitted the sweet aroma of orange blossoms. 

Very quiet (it is a monastery) and the St. Anthony Church and other chapels inspire a quiet moment of mediation.

Who knew?  Certainly visuals and impressions that induce thoughts that go bump in the night.

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